Two Of My Favourite Ladies

Pride And Prejudice Embroidery Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Purchase Pride And Prejudice – Fools In Love embroidery pattern

 

There are too many women from the stories that I love to list here.  I love the character of Ms. Elizabeth Bennet so much that I found myself needing to draw this Pride and Prejudice embroidery pattern.

 

 

Pride And Prejudice Embroidery Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

I used wash-off stabilizer for the first time on this piece.  It leaves a tiny bit of starchiness after washing, which gives the whole piece a wonderful finish.  I used DMC perle 8 for the first time too, a navy thread.  I used three different stitches for varying thickness: chain stitch, stem stitch and back stitch, with chain stitch being one of my favourites.  I really love how it turned out.  At the moment I am not exactly sure what I will do with this block.  I may come up with a few more designs to make a small Pride And Prejudice quilt.

 

 

Doctor Who Rose Tyler Doomsday Mitts

 

 

This one is for Ms. Rose Tyler.  The tenth Doctor and Rose had such a sad ending.  I don’t watch it too often since it leaves me in a daze every time I watch it.  It always seems that happy and sad endings walk along side by side.

 

I wanted to make these mitts ever since the very first time I saw the episode.  The extent of my knowledge of knitting back then was basic cast on, cast off, purl and knit.  Since then I have learned how to make fingerless mitts, and from there I jumped straight into cable.  I am happy to say that once I started knitting the second mitt, I was already able to knit without looking at the pattern file anymore.  I love this pair of gloves so much!  I added an extra diamond to cover my palm a little better.  They not only keep my hands warm, they also make me feel warm and comfortable in a very nostalgic way.  This pattern by Christina Slattery can be found on Ravelry.

 

 

Pink Flowers | Whims And Fancies

 

 

My ageless cactus plant blooms only once a year.  Just for a couple of days all the flowers burst open together like a fireworks finale.  Every year the display is more spectacular than the year before.  The flowers are very much like these ladies I love so much, rare and beautiful.

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone,
-Soma

 

 

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17 thoughts on “Two Of My Favourite Ladies

  • M-R @ Quilt Matters May 8, 2015 at 03:59

    Pride and Prejudice is one of my all-time favourites! Beautiful work on the mitts and the embroidery, Soma!

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  • hydeeann May 7, 2015 at 12:03

    both are lovely tributes to your heroines! nicely done.

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  • Lorna McMahon May 6, 2015 at 12:37

    First of all…. I LOVE everything about those gloves. Nicely done, Soma! And you have done such a find job of the embroidery. It would be nice to see some other blocks designed to make this into a quilt. I had never heard of an ageless cactus plant. But those blooms are simply breathtaking! Well worth waiting for!

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  • Margo May 6, 2015 at 10:53

    I love Pride & Prejudice, read and reread it many, many times. Your embroidery is lovely and so are the cactus.

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  • Ruth May 6, 2015 at 09:19

    Lovley finish! I started rewatching again this weekend and managed all of the Christopher Eccleston season. I love Rory and Amy but probably have to choose Clara and Matt Smiths Doctor as my fave!

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  • Lara B. May 6, 2015 at 09:11

    You sure did a great job of capturing one of the best scenes for Pride & Prejudice with embroidery. Soma – our whole famliy loves that book and particularly that movie.
    I’ve never seen Dr. Who, but those are lovely mitts. How amazing that you took to knitting so quilckly!

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  • Susan May 5, 2015 at 16:34

    What a wonderful embroidery. I really like that. I don’t knit, but it looks like you’re pretty talented with it. The best thing is your cactus picture. I miss seeing these out in the desert … since I’m pretty far away from the desert now. Thanks for sharing that picture!

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  • Cheryl May 2, 2015 at 18:27

    Your knitted mitts are beautiful, the pattern is awesome! Your embroidery is also wonderful.

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  • Dixie May 1, 2015 at 07:08

    Your mitts are lovely, Soma. I love the length and the cables with the seed stitch in between. ( It looks like seed st from here, but I’ve been wrong once or twice before. :)
    What a stunningly beautiful cactus– it matches the mitts–may I ask what the name of it is?
    And the block looks fantastic. P and P–such a wonderful story, along with Persausion my personal favourite.
    Enjoy…

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  • Maria April 30, 2015 at 23:41

    Love your cabled mitts; they look very classy…and warm :-) Your stitchery project is so lovely. I read on another blog about the use of wash away stabiliser…do you also trace the design on that ? The cactus is looking great…so many flowers…so pretty!

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  • Wendy April 30, 2015 at 18:19

    What a gorgeous shade of lavender for your mitts! And the cables are wonderful! My family has enjoyed all the Dr Who episodes, and we often discuss who is our favourite Dr and heroine. Your cactus flowers are amazing! I think I killed my Christmas cactus this winter, but am going to try to save it (if there’s anything still living in there).

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  • Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts April 30, 2015 at 16:17

    Your mitts are so lovely! How fun to be able to knit something so beautiful. And your cactus flowers are gorgeous!

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  • s April 30, 2015 at 13:16

    Wow! Your mitts are gorgeous! That cabling is amazing. You take to this fancy knitting like a duck takes to water!
    I thought your cactus blooms were not real flowers…. as they are so perfect and prolific!
    I hope you do decide to make a P & P quilt! What fun that would be to see!

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    1. susie April 30, 2015 at 13:17

      oops! The S is for Susie’s comment!! lol

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  • Janine April 30, 2015 at 13:04

    Your mittens are wonderful. You are going to look very stylish in those and it’s even nicer that you have the story to remember whenever you wear them :) Your embroidery is lovely too and the cactus flowers are spectacular :)

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  • kim Sharman April 30, 2015 at 12:46

    Oh my your mitts are gorgeous, both in colour and pattern! Love the cable pattern. I loved your Elizabeth and Mr Darcy pattern the first time you revealed a li’l while ago…..and love it even more now that you have transposed it into this gorgeous embroidery. You saved the best till last Soma; your Cactus flowers are beautiful. I had to look twice to see if they were real. What a superb show of gorgeousness!

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  • Susan April 30, 2015 at 11:54

    I just wanted to say your mitts and cactus are both beautiful and go together very well. I am still at the cast on, knit and purl stage. in knitting.

    -Susan

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